Mettl Raises $4 Million Series A Funding For Skills Assessment Platform

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So-called talent measurement and management platforms have been around for a while, but they have been making an inexorable move to cloud-based services over the last few years. The Corporate Executive Board Company, based out of Arlington recently acquired UK-based SHL last month, while there are others competing in the space including Interviewstreet and Codility which focus on the segment of “hands-on” coding assessments for engineers.

Now Mettl an online skill assessment platform based out of India has raised $4 million Series A round led by IndoUS and existing investors to accelerate product development. Vani Kola, MD at IndoUS will join the board of the company.

Launched in 2010, Mettl’s talent assessment platform is now in use by a variety of large companies and small startups. It’s mainly used for screening pre-hiresand for employee competency tracking and training.

One of its main differentiators is its “hands-on” assessment offering, wherein companies can setup assessments to measure skills as if the candidates are doing their day job. For example, if a company wants to hire a developer, they can create a custom assessment and judge the candidate’s coding skills. Mettl’s algorithms then grade that code in real time.

Mettl had earlier raised angel funding from Blume Ventures, Dr. Puranjaya Singh, Naveen Tewari of Inmobi and others.